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Re: What Is The Original Comic Book Read Order?

Postby Cooter » Fri Nov 16, 2012 7:05 pm

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I'm not 100% sure but I remember someone mentioning in this site saying that G2 #0 was actually reprinted in the back of G2 #2 in the second story, A few G2 issues had 2 stories in them.
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Re: What Is The Original Comic Book Read Order?

Postby Nutimus Prime » Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:40 pm

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Maybe I should start a new thread but might as well ask here first. What about an order for all the new stuff within the last several years? My friend works at the local comic shop and I was gonna go there on a spree and get all TF stuff in stock lol. But Id like to know the order for all the new series as well.

Ive found lists on tfwiki, wikipedia, etc. but Id like to hear from someone who actually read them all so far. I prefer to read things in the order they were released anyway, not the order someone else thinks is best for timeline sake.
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Re: What Is The Original Comic Book Read Order?

Postby robotmel » Sat Nov 17, 2012 3:14 am

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Nutimus Prime wrote:Maybe I should start a new thread but might as well ask here first. What about an order for all the new stuff within the last several years? My friend works at the local comic shop and I was gonna go there on a spree and get all TF stuff in stock lol. But Id like to know the order for all the new series as well.

Ive found lists on tfwiki, wikipedia, etc. but Id like to hear from someone who actually read them all so far. I prefer to read things in the order they were released anyway, not the order someone else thinks is best for timeline sake.

:D
Im hoping between everyone in fandom with help from the various Wiki sites, perhaps we could contribute to an overall exhaustive list which could somehow include...

Marvel
Dreamwave
IDW


If other printed material can be slotted in to these runs as well such as Fun Publications stuff and of course the recent digital series, then that would be awesome! :-B

Lets do this! :grin:
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Re: What Is The Original Comic Book Read Order?

Postby Cooter » Sat Nov 17, 2012 12:08 pm

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Well for IDW:
Infiltration 0-6
Stormbringer 1-4
Sptlight: Nightbeat, Ultra Magnus, Shockwave, Sixshot, Hotrod
Escalation 1-6
Spotlight: Soundwave, Kup, Galvatron,Optimus Prime
Megatron Origin 1-4
Devastation 1-6
Spotlight: Blaster, Arcee, Mirage, Wheelie, Grimlock
Revelation 1-4 (spotlights Cyclonus, Hardhead, Double Dealer, Sideswipe)
Maximum Dinobots 1-5
All Hail Megatron 1-12, 13-16
Spotlight: Jazz, Cliffjumper, Blurr, Drift, Metroplex, Prowl
Last Stand of the Wreckers 1-5
Drift 1-4
Transfomers ongoing: 1-31
Bumblebee 1-4 (starts at ongoing #3
Iron Hide 1-4 (Happens after #1 but before #20
Infestation 1 (not required but will explain going into TF inf)
Infestation Transformers 1-2 (not to confuse Infestation 2 1-2 goes with hearts of steel universe)
Heart of Dakness 1-4 (happens before #20 but after Infestation)
Death of Optimus Prime: Takes place after ongoing 31
Transformers More Than Meets the Eye 1-current
Transformers Robots in Disguise 1-Current
MTMTE Annual (after #8
RID Annual (after #9

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Re: What Is The Original Comic Book Read Order?

Postby Cooter » Sat Nov 17, 2012 12:26 pm

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As far as the Original Marvel run Goes I would also Recommend the Transformers UK Marvel comics they gave alot more depth to the first 50 issues of the US run because it was weekly VS monthly so they needed more filler. Titan books published collections of the more important stories like Target: 2006, Fallen Angel, Legacy of Unicron, City of Fear, Prey, Dinobot Hunt,Second Generation (not Generation 2), and Time Wars
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Re: What Is The Original Comic Book Read Order?

Postby Nicap » Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:46 am

You know, I have been spending some time http://tfwiki.net/wiki/The_Transformers ... l_comic%29 and they are saying that the UK marvel Transformers reprinted the Marvel comics as well as adding some of there own stories that fit into the continuity. If you go through the time line of the us marvel books on this wiki site they insert the marvel books where they fit.

Another site I read says that the UK books are taking place in another world/reality.

Its cool to learn this stuff, but it is also very frustrating. I just want to find something that says "Read them in this order" and be done with it. But that would be to easy I guess.
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Re: What Is The Original Comic Book Read Order?

Postby Nutimus Prime » Mon Nov 19, 2012 1:05 pm

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There will always be different orders to consider. I just want to know the original release dates on everything. I prefer to read my comics in the order they were released at retail. That way I'm reading it like the original buyers read it.

Its like Star Wars. Some people Episode 4 first and some watch Episode 1 first. I always watch the original trilogy first.

And speaking of trilogies, when The Hobbit comes out I will always watch LotR first then The Hobbit. :)
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Re: What Is The Original Comic Book Read Order?

Postby robotmel » Wed Jun 05, 2013 7:59 am

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Just came back to this thread as Im sorting through my comic book order, so with the lists mentioned previously I thought I would combine them together...

:CON:

Transformers #1-24
Gi Joe and the Transformers #1
Transformers #25
Gi Joe and the Transformers #2
Transformers #26
Gi Joe and the Transformers #3-4
Transformers #27-37
Headmasters #1-4
Transformers #38-80

Regeneration 1 #80.5-94
ReGeneration 1 #0
ReGeneration 1 #95-100

Infiltration #0-6
Stormbringer #1-4
Spotlight: Nightbeat, Ultra Magnus, Shockwave, Sixshot, Hotrod
Escalation #1-6
Spotlight: Soundwave, Kup, Galvatron, Optimus Prime
Megatron: Origin #1-4
Devastation #1-6
Spotlight: Blaster, Arcee, Mirage, Wheelie, Grimlock
Revelation #1-4 (spotlights Cyclonus, Hardhead, Double Dealer, Sideswipe)
Maximum Dinobots #1-5
All Hail Megatron #1-12, 13-16
Spotlight: Jazz, Cliffjumper, Blurr, Drift, Metroplex, Prowl
Last Stand of the Wreckers #1-5
Drift #1-4
Transfomers ongoing: #1-31
Bumblebee #1-4 (starts at ongoing #3
Iron Hide #1-4 (Happens after #1 but before #20)

Infestation #1 (not required but will explain going into TF Infestation)
Infestation Transformers #1-2
Infestation 2 Transformers #1-2 Hearts of Steel

Heart of Darkness #1-4 (happens before #20 but after Infestation)
Death of Optimus Prime: Takes place after ongoing 31
Transformers More Than Meets the Eye #1-current
Transformers Robots in Disguise #1-Current
MTMTE Annual (after #8)
RID Annual (after #9)

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If anyone can add a few extras in the mix then copy and re-paste! ;)
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Re: What Is The Original Comic Book Read Order?

Postby warzon3 » Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:04 pm

I guess there is a release order, but what about universe timeline-fiction order?????

Megatron Origin and Autocracy would be #1 and #2 then right?????

Somewhere in there would be War Within too? It is different fiction, if I'm not mistaken, but it still deals with early Cybertron and before the great war?

I think I always enjoy origin/early history stories the most....
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Re: What Is The Original Comic Book Read Order?

Postby craggy » Sun Jun 09, 2013 11:05 am

the Marvel comic could be read #1-#132

But I'd skip most of the US stories. They're not up to much in comparison to the proper ones.
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